Archive for February, 2014

This & that

February 25, 2014

I had a lot of fun this weekend hanging out with my sisters. We didn’t do much of anything that was particularly exciting. But it was so nice to just hang out with my sisters and relax.
We got home Sunday around noon because I had things to do with friends. My community group had a party to welcome a soldier back. Again it was nice to just hang out with friends and catch up.. And after the party I hung out with other friends. It was a very fun but busy weekend.
But I’ve kind of hit the ground running with work. And you know something? I’m thoroughly enjoying that as well. There are so many different things I’m doing as a travel agent. There is e-mail to keep up with. There is internet research to do. And I’m starting a business blog. I’m giving that a lot of focus, and hopefully it is going to pay off..

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Business update

February 20, 2014

I’m leaving for the weekend starting tomorrow morning, and I don’t want anything left undone that can reasonably be done this afternoon. I’m taking my computer, but don’t think I am going to want to do anything except relax with my sisters and her family. My youngest sister and I are going to see another sister. I think sometime off with sisters sounds wonderful right now. Starting a business is a lot of fun, but it also is a whole lot of work. And I think taking a breather is going to be needed.

I’m thinking through some things as far as the business goes. One big idea I’m starting to process is starting a blog. I have a whole lot to figure out, I know that. But I know something about how to blog. I think I am going to figure more about this. But I know having a website that has ever changing content which a blog certainly helps. I am going to need to figure out a lot of different things. But that is the direction I think I am going to go in.

Healing

February 18, 2014

It has been a very long day with work, and sadly I don’t feel like I’ve made a whole lot of progress. But I guess those days happen to everyone. I am tired though.

Since I’m disabled, one thing I’ve often wondered about healing, and how all that works. I know that God has healed the sick and even raised the dead. I am also convinced that God does not change, that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. There is no doubt in my mind that God could heal me if that is what He chooses to do. I have not given up hope that one day He may decide that my time in this wheelchair is up and heal me.

And the Lord has healed me. I do not have a specific time I can point to and say, “This is the moment I was healed”. When I was very young, I had some problems with seizures, and was put on some medicine. I don’t know how long I was on that medicine, but one day the Lord told Mom not to give me my medicine anymore, and I’ve had no problems as long as I can remember.

The church I was saved in was a Covenant church. I remember people praying for my healing all the time. And I know my family also attended healing meetings from time to time.

I don’t know why He hasn’t healed me. I would still love that to happen. But until it does, I trust that He knows what’s best.

Things I like

February 15, 2014

I always think about doing this Friday, to save myself some work Saturday. But by Friday I’m worn out. So anyway.

I love being around friends… I’ve always had a pretty active imagination, and am able to entertain myself. I love to read. When I was young, people used to turn pages for me.. My siblings didn’t like turning pages because I read so fast. Having books to read on the computer enabled me to read all by myself which was awesome… I used to like to do some painting from time to time. I love to swing, and we used to have a tire swing set up in our backyard. I’m saying all this to say that I’m not bored when I’m by myself.

However, being around has been a treat. I loved having friends over after school. I’ve always loved the social aspects of I’m kind of doing this on the fly. I’m busy with work and don’t have time to give this much thought.

Camp #2

February 11, 2014

I’m not sure what to write about, so I guess I’ll write about the second year of camp. That second year I got to go to the long session, the one that all the teenagers went to. The session was a whole ten days, and I loved it. I don’t remember many details, but I know I love the group of girl that were in my cabin. I remember that everyone got along really well, which was nice because we did most everything together. We had fun counselors too. There were three counselors who did everything we campers needed. I’m pretty sure I was one of the ones that needed the most help. The other girls could feed themselves and things like that.. Disabled we may have been, but we were still teenage girls who loved to talk. I’m not sure how much any of us slept during that time.. And everyone at the camp had to take a rest each afternoon, which just turned into more time to talk.

I think we’d still do three different activities each day. But there were some special activities included in the long session. The one that I remember most was camping. I’m not sure what was so different about camping. We slept in a cabin. Maybe it was raining. The thing that was different was that our group was ourselves that evening instead of with everyone else. I love remembering times like that.

Camp #1

February 8, 2014

The weeks seem to fly with everything I have to do. I’m trying to get my business plan written, which is turning out to be a bear of a project. I think I am going to be at this for a while. I don’t need any kind of business loan, thankfully, but writing this is going to give me a very good idea of where I am going, and what needs to be done.

I love movies, have for as long as I can remember. Watching movies is something fun I can do out of my wheelchair. I’m not really sure how old I was when I first watched “The Parent Trap”, I’m guessing I was eight or nine. But that was one of my first favorite movies. And that movie made me want to get to camp. I’m not talking about going camping with my family.. I wanted to go to a summer camp for kids. like all the cool kids did. And I think it was a couple of summers after that that that I went to the Easter Seals camp for the first time. I think the first year I got in at the last minute, having been put on a waiting list. The first time I went, I think we arrived sometime Sunday afternoon and had to leave Friday morning. I think the camp was winding down for the summer, it was a smaller group. As it turned out, one of my roommates turned out to be someone I went to preschool with. Our days included three different activities. I know there were drama classes, horseback riding, and swimming which was likely my favorite. After dinner the whole camp did something together… I hated camp being over.

VR

February 4, 2014

There is no question that I love running my business. I’m about six months in, and there is still so much to figure out. I’m juggling several different things lately, and I guess that is always true for small business owners. At the end of the day, and week, I’m tired. But I still love what I do.

When we first moved to Georgia, I was nineteen and really wanted to find a job. I had been out of school for a year and was ready to start doing something more with my life. So I started working with Vocational Rehabilitation. That was not a job in and of itself, VR simply helps disabled people find work. I was pretty excited whenever I had a meeting or something with VR. It was through them that I got another communication device after years of pecking on a personal computer.. Getting the communication device meant I had to meet with my speech-language pathologist for each weekday for six weeks and I loved that.

Sports

February 1, 2014

I’m tired today. It has kind been a busy week with work. I was thinking about just not doing this. But I had my computer, and came up with this kind of silly thing… Anyway, here it is.

I have a confession to make. I’ve never been interested in sports at all.. A lot of my younger siblings played soccer, several of them would play in a season. And so we were at the soccer field a lot. Sometimes someone would stay home with me, if everyone was just practicing, or if it was cold or rained. I liked it when my siblings won because I loved them and wanted them to be happy. I was happiest at soccer games when I was talking to someone.

Two of my brothers have gone to UGA, and our families have kind of gotten into football. And now my nephew who is about to turn seven loves UGA football. I don’t like watching the actual games, but I like knowing that we’ve won.

I’m not into this Superbowl thing at all. Sometimes I have parties to go to on Superbowl Sunday, and I go just to hang out with friends and enjoy some good snacks.